Total Prisoners + Prisoners per 100,000 Population

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Rank Country (or dependent territory) Prisoners per
100,000
population
1  United States 716
2  Seychelles 709
3  Saint Kitts and Nevis 701
4  U.S. Virgin Islands 539
5  Cuba 510
6  Rwanda 492
7  Anguilla 487
8  Russia 484
9  British Virgin Islands 460 c.
10  Belarus 438
11  El Salvador 425
12  Bermuda 417
13  Azerbaijan 413
14  Belize 407
15  Grenada 402
16  Panama 401
17  Antigua and Barbuda 395
18  Cayman Islands 382
19  Thailand 381
20  Barbados 377
21  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 376
22  Bahamas 371
23  Sint Maarten 369
24  Dominica 356
25  Palau 348
26  Greenland 340
27  Curaçao 331
28  Guam 316
29  Costa Rica 314
29  Lithuania 314
31  Saint Lucia 313
32  Maldives 311 c.
32  Puerto Rico 311
32  Ukraine 311
35  Latvia 297
36  Kazakhstan 295
37  South Africa 289
38  Mongolia 287
39  Iran 284
39  Swaziland 284
41  Taiwan 280
42  Uruguay 279
43  Bahrain 275
44  Brazil 274
45  Chile 270
46  Cape Verde 267
46  French Guiana 267
48  Northern Mariana Islands 264
49  Guyana 260
50  Trinidad and Tobago 259
51  Estonia 245
52  Colombia 243
53  American Samoa 240
54  Gibraltar 238
54  United Arab Emirates 238
56  Martinique 233
57  Singapore 230
58  Aruba 228
59  Samoa 227
60  Georgia 224
60  Turkmenistan 224
62  Israel 223
63  Poland 222
64  Morocco 220
65  Montenegro 214
66  Dominican Republic 210
67  Mexico 209
68  Botswana 205
68  Slovakia 205
70  Mauritius 202
70  Peru 202
72  Tunisia 199
73  Gabon 196
74  New Zealand 193
75  Macau 191
75  Namibia 191
75  Suriname 191
78  Moldova 185
79  Kyrgyzstan 181
80  Fiji 174
81  Hungary 173
82  Turkey 171
83  Guernsey 170
84  Venezuela 169
85  Albania 168
86  Jersey 167
87  Guadeloupe 164
88  Jamaica 163
88  New Caledonia 163
90  Saudi Arabia 162
91  Honduras 159
92  Algeria 156
92  Romania 156
94  Czech Republic 154
95  French Polynesia 153
95  Serbia 153
97  Uzbekistan 152 c.
98  Bulgaria 151
98  Tonga 151
100  Spain 149
101 England & Wales England and Wales 148
102  Argentina 147
103  Scotland 146
104  Vietnam 145
105  Malta 144
106  Nauru 139
107  Armenia 138
108  Kuwait 137
109  Ethiopia 136
110  Bhutan 135
111  Portugal 134
112  Australia 130
112  Hong Kong 130
112  Réunion 130
112  Tajikistan 130
116  Zimbabwe 129
117  São Tomé and Príncipe 128
118  Isle of Man 127
119  Malaysia 126
119  Zambia 126 c.
121  Luxembourg 124
122  Macedonia 122
122  Nicaragua 122 c.
124  China 121 or 170[2]
124  Kenya 121
124  Lesotho 121
127  Myanmar 120
127  Tuvalu 120
129  Cameroon 119
130  Lebanon 118
131  Brunei 117
132  Croatia 115
133  Canada 114
134  Philippines 113
135  Bolivia 112
136  Greece 111
137  Iraq 110
138  Cook Islands 109
139  Italy 108
140  Cyprus 106
141  Cambodia 104
142  Austria 103
142  Kiribati 103
144  France 101
144  Mayotte 101
146  Belgium 100
146  Sri Lanka 100
148  Northern Ireland 99
149  Paraguay 97
149  Uganda 97
151  Angola 96
152  Equatorial Guinea 95 c.
152  Haiti 95
152  Jordan 95
155  Ireland 94
156  South Korea 92
157  Monaco 88
158  Guatemala 87
159  Ecuador 86
160  Federated States of Micronesia 85
160  Madagascar 85
162  Djibouti 83
163  Netherlands 82
163   Switzerland 82
165  Libya 81
166  Egypt 80 c.
166  Germany 80
168  Tanzania 78
169  Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina 77
170  Benin 75
170  Republika Srpska 75
172  Afghanistan 74
172  Vanuatu 74
174  Malawi 73
175  Burundi 72
176  Norway 71
177  Laos 69
177  Slovenia 69
179  Denmark 68
180  Sweden 67
181  Kosovo 66 c.
182  South Sudan 65 c.
183  Marshall Islands 64
183  Mozambique 64
183  Senegal 64
183  Togo 64
187  Indonesia 62
188  Oman 61
189  Finland 60
189  Qatar 60 c.
191  Guinea-Bissau 58
191  Syria 58
193  Gambia 56 c.
193  Sudan 56 c.
195  Yemen 55
196  Japan 54
197  Ghana 53
198  Solomon Islands 51
199  Andorra 49
200  Papua New Guinea 48
201  Iceland 47
202  Liberia 46
203  Mauritania 45
203    Nepal 45 c.
205  Bangladesh 42
205  Niger 42
205  Sierra Leone 42
208  Chad 41
209  Pakistan 39
210  Liechtenstein 36
210  Mali 36
212  Ivory Coast 34
213  Democratic Republic of the Congo 33 c.
214  Congo 31 c.
214  Nigeria 31
216  India 30
217  Burkina Faso 28
218  Guinea 25 c.
219  Timor-Leste 22
220  Central African Republic 19
220  Comoros 19 c.
222  Faroe Islands 17
223  San Marino 6

Note: Little information exists regarding North Korea‘s incarceration rate. The U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea estimates 150,000 to 200,000 incarcerated based on testimony of defectors from the state police bureau, which roughly equals the US imprisonment rate at 600-800 people incarcerated per 100,000.[3] For more info see Prisons in North Korea.

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